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MSNBC
Apr 30, 2013 6:00am PDT
white house on "meet the press" saying he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex marriage. that same week president obama said same-sex couples should be able to get married. the president made inauguration history by agrees addressing gay rights in the speech. >> the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers to seneca falls and stonewall. >> in "sports illustrated," collins refers to that speech saying the more people who speak out, the better. gay or straight. this ahead of the supreme court arguments on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act, rob portman was the first sitting senator to voice support after he learned his son, will, is gay. he was followed by mark kirk and dozens of democrats had a chase to avoid being the last on the democratic side. the supreme court arguments put a spotlight on the issue as polling showed a shift on major during the obama pedestrian. why is this announcement a dig deal? they were ahead of the durve and the civil rights movement has been a different story. prof
MSNBC
May 2, 2013 6:00am PDT
alexander is live at the white house for us. this is president obama's first trip to mexico to meet the new president. what is the administration hoping to accomplish on this trip? >> reporter: that's a good point that you make. the first conversation the two are going to have face to face. among the issues that will be spoken about in the course of their conversations this evening of course with mexican president enrique pena nieto. security has potential of overshadowing other topics because since pena nieto came into power in december, he's pressed to end the mexican access granted to u.s. agencies fighting drug trafficking and organized crime which is a shift from his predecessor. the issue of trade is important. one the white house wants to focus. one of the advisers to the president telling us yesterday that they hope specifically to focus on enormous commercial relationship between the two countries. >> real quick, an announcement today? >> announcement of a longtime friend of the president dating back to the 1990s was national finance chair in 2008 and she will be nominated in a
MSNBC
May 3, 2013 6:00am PDT
president obama's council of economic advisors outside on the white house north lawn. i appreciate you taking time with us. what does this say, the new numbers about the sequester and tax increase issues? are we still waiting for the real impact, like you told us when we spoke to you last month? >> oh, i think we've seen the impact of the sequester already. today's numbers and other indicators coming in show us the resilience of the u.s. economy. what we saw in last quarter's gdp a head wind on economic growth. the government spending subtracted from gdp growth last quarter. the congressional budget office that the sequester will reduce job growth. i think if it weren't for the sequester, the economy would be in even a stronger position. the president has proposed a balanced way to replace the sequester with balanced deficit reduction. that would help the economy in the near term and also address our long-term budget problem. >> mr. kruger, whieger, we put graph. construction down 6,000 jobs in the last month. government also down 11,000. a lot of that attributable to sequester, i susp
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